Culture: Oba Of Benin Appoints New Priest For Holy Aruosa
The Benin Monarch, Oba Ewuare ll, has approved the appointment of Mr Igbinoghodua Edebiri, as Presiding Priest (Ohen-Osa) of the Holly Aruosa Cathedral.
A statement by the Secretary to the Benin Traditional Council (BTC), Frank Irabor, disclosed that the appointment followed a recommendation by the Elders Council of the Benin National Church (BNC).
The statement directed the new priest to immediately open the Cathedral for worship
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It would be recalled that Oba Ewuare ll approved the sack of Harrison Okao, as the presiding priest (Ohen-Osa), of the Cathedral on 4 February, following a decision jointly taken by the traditional head of the Church, Oba Ewuare ll, the Elders Committee and top Palace Chiefs.
He was sacked over alleged non-compliance with the ancient long tradition of the land and violation of long-standing rules of the Church.
File Photo: Oba Ewuare II N’ogidigan